Steyrian author Thomas Köck (winner of the Mülheim Dramatist Award in 2018 and 2019) and musician Andreas Spechtl (JA, PANIK; CHRISTIANE RÖSINGER; DIE TÜREN) have been collaborating under the name GHOSTDANCE since 2017. They develop site-specific, concertante readymades. Previous examples include events at IMPULSTANZ WIEN, THEATER BASEL and screened on ARTE TV. For over a year now, they have been working around the subject of «the art of living on a damaged planet», addressing the ghostly consequences of climate change, the overexploitation of nature and drastic ecological shifts – in a national as well as a global context. For the KUNSTFEST WEIMAR, they are creating a unique durationalperformance based on music and lyric excerpts from a journey through a re-nationalised Europe during the lockdown summer of 2020, passing by ghostly landscapes, closed-down mines, dying small towns, deserted or overcrowded refugee camps – tracing the migration route of eels that regularly make their way all across Europe into the Western Atlantic Ocean, the Sargasso Sea in order to spawn and then die there.